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Jul 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
their product in america, in baltimore city, a high-quality wire steel product, sells their product in america, exports their product to other countries, and creates more jobs here in america. that's a success story, mr. president. and that's the type of story, i've given up on -- a lot of people have given up on steel. we can't give up on steel. we need to make it in america. let me tell you about another success story. tomorrow i'll be at english american tailoring which is located in westminster right near baltimore in maryland. well, they manufacturer suits -- they manufacture suits in america. they make it in america. we're able to do it. all they ask for is a level playing field, and, mr. president, we took some steps in the senate finance committee yesterday to give that level playing field by what we call the wool trust fund which deals with inverse tariffs. we need to make sure our laws are fair. the shocking thing about clothing, it actually have higher tariffs on the raw material making it impossible to manufacture in america than the finished product coming into america. we correct
Jul 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, of course, is my home city of baltimore, where the water infrastructure is historic as some of its buildings, well over 100 years old. we've talked about this issue, but, madam president, i just want to bring to your attention that this past monday in baltimore, 120-year-old water main broke creating a massive crater in downtown baltimore on one of the busiest streets in our city. i've been told it's going to take a couple of weeks before that can be fixed. i've also been told that as a result, downtown baltimore was flooded and sending thousands of workers home, costing businesses countless loss of revenue. now, okay, you say these things happen. well, in baltimore we have a water main break at the rate of about two or three a day, causing a lot of cost, because our city workers have to go out and dig it up and have to cut off water service, homes are inconvenienced by not having the ability to get their water. and we go through this again and again. what we need to do is upgrade our water infrastructure. we all understand that. we need to make that investment. and these major water main br
Jul 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
this photograph was taken? the 1920's, 1930's? i remember growing up in baltimore and seeing all the different clothing manufacturers that were located in my city, so perhaps this is an historic photograph. mr. president, it's not. it was just recently taken in westminster, maryland. it's the english tailoring company. 380 jobs in maryland, producing the finest suits in the world. i say that because we can succeed in manufacturing in america. the last 28 months, we have seen an increase of 500,000 jobs in manufacturing in america. that's the largest growth since 1995 in our country. we've got to fight for our jobs and keep our jobs here in america. english american tailoring union employees, i had a chance to talk with them. they're -- they're happy not because they have a job, because everyone's happy to have a job. they know they have a good job and they have a company that cares about them, and they take pride in the product they are making. made in america. make it in america. we have. we have in maryland, in the united states. they make the best custom suits i think in the world because i
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